A city-owned Internet provider touted by President Obama for its blazing-fast speeds is now lobbying against his plan for net-neutrality regulations.
Last month, Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to promote the city's public utility, which delivers Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than the national average.
"What you're showing is that here in America, you don't have to be the biggest community to do really big things," Obama said. "You just have to have some vision, and you have to work together.
He urged the Federal Communications Commission to strike down state laws that limit local governments from building their own networks. If cities want to compete with private providers to offer the best Internet service, they should be able to, Obama argued.
"In some states, it is virtually impossible to create a community network like the one that you've got here in Cedar Falls," he said. "Enough is enough. We're going to change that so every community can do the smart things you guys are doing."
Cedar Falls Utilities was thrilled that Obama chose to single it out as one of the best Internet providers in the country. But the provider is much less excited about his plan for net-neutrality regulations.